HRW: Russia and Syria carry out daily cluster bomb attacks

The Human Rights Watch report, released Monday, said that cluster munitions, which are widely banned, have been used in at least 14 attacks across five provinces since Jan. 26.

The attacks killed at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, and wounded dozens, HRW said.

Cluster bombs open in flight and scatter dozens of explosive munitions over wide areas. Some 98 States are party to a convention banning their use but several countries — including Syria and Russia, as well as the U.S., China and Israel — have not signed onto the ban.
 

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